Brookings will soon be home to a brand new Pump Park, built by PumpTrax USA of Columbus, Ohio. The three dirt tracks for bicycles are part of the Dakota Nature Park in the south part of town. It's not a dirt cheap form of recreation but this $20,000 dirt track facility will be a welcomed addition to the Brookings bike trail. Brookings Parks and Recreation Director Pete Colson says it's taking 100 truck loads of dirt to get the job done.
"It's a park similar to our skate park or even a sledding hill. People
Nothing else but racing going on these last few weeks. Winning the Dutch Champs Pumptrack was fun! Making finals at the 3-Nations Cup and BMX Dutch Championship in Haaksbergen gives me some good confident towards the European/ World Championship… A few weeks ago my teammate Twan van Gendt and former mountainbike champ Joost Wichman organized the first ever Dutch Champs pumptrack. It’s on a very small track with 2 opposite lanes. On each lane there is 1 guy. You start at the same time without a
Pump tracks have been around for years but are gaining popularity. Gaining speed out of obstacles is something that Dylan Clayton mastered in the late eighties already but nowadays you can see kids pump around a track on their BMX bike, skateboard, scooter, inline skates, MTB or whatever vehicle the creative heads at the toy companies come up with. The mobile pump tracks from iCycle are pretty awesome. Three truckloads were unloaded at the Kurenpolder in Hank, The Netherlands for the Open Dutch Pumptrack